Zimra Beiner

Assistant Professor, Ceramics

Born in Toronto, Canada, Zimra Beiner has taught and exhibited his work throughout the United States and Canada. While he considers himself primarily an object maker, his work has increasingly embraced scale, composition, and the relationship between objects and space within a framework of the still life.

Resting Stand Glazed Earthenware, MDF and Steel, 2016
Resting Stand
Glazed Earthenware, MDF and Steel,


MFA, New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University

BFA, Ceramics Major, NSCAD University

Crafts and Design Diploma, Sheridan College

Selected Professional Activity

Selected Exhibitions


2022               More Clay - The Power of Repetition, AU Museum, Katzen Arts Center, American University, Curated by Rebecca Cross, Washington, DC

                       Moving in Circles (solo exhibition), Craft Ontario, Toronto, ON

2020               Good Earth: The Pots and Passion of Walter Ostrom, The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS

2019               Nurikabe, Tetsuo’s Garage, Organized by Anne Eastman and Tam Ochiai, Nikko, Japan

                       The Form Will Find Its Way: Contemporary Ceramic Sculptural Abstraction, Katharine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

2018               Clay Today, The Hole, New York City, NY

                       A Better Understanding, (two person exhibition with Martina Lantin), Yuill Family Gallery, Medicine Hat, AB

                       Reliant Objects, Hoffman Gallery, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR

2017               Method Accumulation: Studies in Materiality and Existence, Curated by Andrew Casto, Pacific Northwest College of the Arts, Portland, OR

2016               A Round About, Present Company, New York, NY

                       Small Victories, School 33 Art Center, Curator: Jose Ruiz, Baltimore, MD

2015               Fabricated Fictions (two-person exhibition with Nathan Prouty), Curator: James Barker, The Sculpture Center, Cleveland, OH

                       Tools For No Purpose (solo exhibition), Cross Mackenzie Gallery, Washington, DC

                       Constructed, Curator: Peter Johnson, Nightingale Gallery, Eastern Oregon University, LaGrande, OR

2014               RBC Emerging Artists Exhibition, Nominator: Dianne Charbonneau, Gardiner Museum, Toronto, ON

                       Sitting Still (solo exhibition), Harrisburg Area Community College Art Space, Lancaster, PA

2013               Emerging Sculptors Exhibition, Sculpture X, Broad Street Gallery, CCAD, Columbus, OH

                        Hot Mud, Juror: Rachel Gotlieb, Art Gallery of Burlington, Burlington, ON

Selected Publications

Selected Publications


2022               More Clay at AU Museum, Exhibition Review, Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post, September 29th 2022

2020               “Theatre of the Domestic” The works of Martina Lantin and Zimra Beiner, article by Amy Gogarty and Mireille Perron, Studio Potter Magazine

2019               “The Form Will Find Its Way”, Exhibition Catalogue, Katharine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota

2018               “Clay Today” The Hole NYC, Exhibition Review by Jillian Steinhauer, The New York Times (April 18, 2018)

2017               The Meeting of Matter and Meaning, Article by Mireille Perron, Studio Magazine (Fall/Winter 2017 issue)

2016               About & Around: A Round About, Exhibition Review by Paul D’Agostino, Brooklyn Magazine, Nov. 17 2016

2015               Zimra Beiner – Trial and Error, Article by Anja Sommers, New Ceramics (Feb. 2015 Issue)

                        Zimra Beiner – Tools For No Purpose, Exhibition Review by Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post (Marh 20th 2015)

                        Nathan Prouty and Zimra Beiner Highlight the Richness of Moments Overlooked, Exhibition Review by Justin Crowe, CFile Online Publication:  https://cfileonline.org/sculpture-center-cleveland-contmporary-ceramics/

                        Zimra Beiner – Emerging Artist Profile, Ceramics Monthly (May 2015 Issue)

Selected Awards



2022               Alberta Foundation for the Arts – Project Grant

2021               Canada Council for the Arts – Visual Arts Project Grant

2018               Winnifred Shantz Award for Ceramics

2017               Canada Council for the Arts – Visual Arts Project Grant

2015               Ceramics Monthly Emerging Artist Award

                        Art Kudos Best of Show Award, Juror: Charles Long

2014               Nceca Emerging Artist Award, Jurors: Sam Chung, Jeanne Quinn, Josh DeWeese

                        Craft Ontario, Pottery Supply House Award